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Conversations in the Library: Amartya Sen & Salman Rushdie

 

April 30, 2006 | The New York Public Library | New York City

Discussed: transcultural migration, Indian verbosity, the recent or not-so-recent invention of Indian identity, freedom’s economic components, class similarities in the victims of Hindu/Muslim violence, the unholy alliance between Islamic extremism and Western parochialism, and the clash-of-civilizations thesis.

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